Some Tri-State law enforcement participating in 'No Shave November'

Some local police departments will stow their razors this month to benefit worthy causes.

The Dubois County Sheriff's Office, for instance, will allow deputies and others to grow facial hair as long as they make a donation to the Southwestern Indiana Child Advocacy Coalition.

That group works with the sheriff's office to investigate incidents of child abuse within Dubois County.

Henderson Police Officers can stop shaving if they donate at least $30 to the FOP Cops and Kids program.

Participating officers will even get a neat mustache patch.

Officers at the Owensboro Police Department (OPD) will be allowed to grow beards in order to raise money for OPD's fifth annual Operation Santa and Camp K.O.P.S.

Operation Santa is a food donation program during the holiday season.

Camp K.O.P.S. is a crime prevention program aimed at allowing local kids to experience fun camping activities while obtaining positive structure from our officers.

During the months of November, December and January, OPD personnel will be allowed to grow their beards up to one inch in length for the two causes.

Police Chief Art Ealum said he recognized the enthusiasm this idea brought to several officers, but he wanted to keep a positive image by enforcing certain rules such as the one inch length restriction.

OPD said it expects to raise somewhere around $5,000.

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(This story was originally published November 1, 2017)


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